I love this kind of thing. The question of extinction, particularly human-caused extinction, and the extent to which we should stride to prevent it, is very interesting to me. How much do we miss the Tasmanian Tiger?
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I enjoyed this video, which I wouldn’t say is NSFW but probably will get you some pretty weird looks from anyone watching over your shoulder.
This video is by the same director…. I remember seeing it on boing boing (I think) a while back. Aaaaand this one is probably NSFW.
21 hours ago
Monos borrachos!!! xD jajajajaja”
This article is pretty interesting for a couple reasons- it examines the reactions of different species to music. Ultimately, the scientists involved seem to have determined that human music doesn’t have the sonic cues to be meaningful to monkeys (in this case, Cotton Top Tamarins). You can listen to some of the music that the scientists made for the monkeys, which is pretty awesome. But also awesome is this detail:
“Monkeys interpret rising and falling tones differently than humans. Oddly, their only response to several samples of human music was a calming response to the heavy-metal band Metallica.”
Fuck yeah! Metallica, good for torturing terrorists and calming monkeys.
“meet the coywolf”
…but is “coywolf” really the best name we can come up with for this? I’d like coyolf better, or woyote. “Eastern coyotes”, mentioned in the article, isn’t a bad name. But what about, say, “ultra coyotes”, or “mini wolves”?